October 29, 1927

The Cause and Cure of Speech Disorders. A Text Book for Students and Teachers on Stuttering, Stammering and Voice Conditions.

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By James Sonnett Greene, M.D., Director of the National Hospital for Speech Disorders, and Emile J. Wells, B.A., Supervisor of the National Hospital for Speech Disorders. Cloth. Price, $4.50. Pp. 458, with illustrations. New York: Macmillan Company, 1927.

JAMA. 1927;89(18):1539. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690180071040

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Being addressed to the general public and yet written from a medical standpoint and assuming to possess authoritative knowledge of its subject, this book cannot well be overlooked by the medical profession. Of the three divisions of its subject, (1) stammering, (2) disorders of articulation, and (3) disturbances of voice, only the first warrants the particular attention of the physician. The educational treatment of articulative disorders (which with gross incorrectness are called "stammering") is given much space and many illustrative examples of sounds and words. About one third of the octavo volume is devoted to the general psychology of stammering, which, not incorrectly, is called "stuttering." "The stutterer is just a regular, common garden variety of neurotic with a stuttering symptom." The analysis of the general psychology of the stutterer is elaborately and ably presented, and is well worth reading by any student of the subject, and certain chapters, such

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